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Tom Earnhardt: A Move to “Default Native”

January 23, 2017 | 2:30 PM



This event is the last of five exciting programs offered by the Charlotte Garden Club this past fall that accolade horticulture and design throughout Carolinas. Tom Earnhardt, naturalist and host of the UNC-TV program “Exploring North Carolina” will kick-off 2017 with his January 23rd lecture “A Move to Default Native: Selecting Native Flora Whenever Possible in Private Developments and on Public Lands.” All programs are open to the public with refreshments provided 30 minutes in advance of the start time. For more information visit charlottegardenclub.org

Tom Earnhardt is an avid naturalist. A keen observer and photographer of the natural world, his outdoor and conservation-related travel and speaking engagements have taken him across North America, the British Isles, Europe, and Asia–including Russia (six trips), Indonesia, and China. He is also a fly fisherman, who has fished around the globe. A lifelong resident of North Carolina, Tom has criss-crossed North Carolina researching, writing and co-producing over 70 episodes of the natural science series, “Exploring North Carolina.” The UNC-TV television series highlights natural resources of North Carolina and the Southeast and has been nominated for Emmy Awards five times.

A graduate of Davidson College and UNC School of Law, Tom is an attorney with experience in government, corporate, and private practice. Earnhardt also had over 20 years in the classroom, and retired as a full professor. At North Carolina Central University School of Law he taught Property, Business Associations, and Environmental Law.

The Charlotte Garden Club was organized in 1924 as North Carolina’s first garden club. Its purpose is to further its members’ knowledge of gardening through programs and projects under the direction of experts in the fields of horticulture and design. Members meet one evening a month from September through May to share in educational lectures and entertainment by authorities in landscape design, horticulture and other topics of interest to people who enjoy gardens and gardening. The Charlotte Garden Club has been an Affiliate of the Mint Museum of Art since 1954. It contributes to projects designed to beautify the Mint Museum and its grounds as well as projects which add to the beauty of Charlotte. Funds for the professional landscaping of the Museum’s grounds come from the Club sponsoring an annual Spring Garden Tour and auction event. Projects funded by the Charlotte Garden Club at the Mint Museum of Art include the construction and continuing maintenance of the two Courtyard Gardens which are visible from the gallery windows; the installation of a sprinkler system on the grounds; the construction and maintenance of the Terrace Garden at the entrance; and Christmas decorations for the building.


January 23, 2017
2:30 PM
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